Alvaston Infant and Nursery School
is an inclusive school where diversity is celebrated.
What is SEND and SEND support?
SEND stands for special needs and, or a disability. The Code of Practice 2014 states that:
‘A student has SEN where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision, that is different from or additional to that normally available to children of the same age.’
Many children will have special educational needs of some kind during their education. Schools and other organisations can help most children overcome the barriers their difficulties present quickly and easily. A few children will need extra help for some or all of their time in school
Who are the best people to talk to at our school about my child’s difficulties with learning / SEND?
The class teacher has responsibility for:
- checking on the progress of your child
- identifying, planning and delivering the differentiated curriculum for your child in class as required
- personalised teaching and learning for your child
- ensuring that the school’s SEND Policy is followed in their classroom.
SENCo: Mr. Mabbutt
Headteacher: Mrs Atwal
SEND Governor: Mrs. Amy Jones
They are responsible for:
• developing and reviewing the school’s SEND Information report and policy
• co-ordinating all the support for students with special educational needs or disabilities
• updating the school’s SEND register (a system for ensuring that all the SEND needs of students in the school are known) • providing specialist support for teachers and support staff in the school, so that they can help pupils to achieve the best possible progress.
They are also responsible for ensuring that you are:
- involved in supporting your child’s learning.
- kept informed about the support your child is receiving.
- involved in reviewing how your child is doing and liaising with all other agencies who may be involved with your child e.g. Educational Psychology, Behaviour Support Service, Social Care and Health Service.
Admissions Policy for SEND pupils:
The Governing Body believes that the admissions criteria should not discriminate against pupils with SEND and has due regard for the practice advocated in the Code of Practice (2001):
‘All schools should admit pupils already identified as having special educational needs, as well as identifying and providing for pupils not previously identified as having SEND……Pupils with special educational needs but without statements must be treated as fairly as all other applicants for admission.’ (CoP 1:33)
For more information about Primary School Admissions please CLICK HERE to be redirected to the Derby City Council website.